In the Beginning,
There was Fire.
And the Humans saw it as Good.
Their civilization grew and spiraled outwards.
Overtaking forest and brush.
And on the second Day they discovered Coal.
The Humans saw that it was better.
On the Third Day they found oil.
Their numbers spiraled to astronomical numbers.
3 Billion, 6 Billion, 12 ... to the moon and beyond.
And then, on the Fourth Day, the Oil began petering out.
There came onto them a prophet of salvation from the North
Speaking of wonderous sands.